Building a Knowledge Place
in the Niger Delta of Nigeria..
The Development-ARC, founded in 2014, is an international initiative to provide students, teachers and researchers in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria with relevant academic reading materials that will help them to redefine existing fundamental values as well as empower them towards concrete improvements of their lives and environment.
At present the centre houses 23,000 academic, reference and vocational books, journals and encyclopedias of the in total 110,000 donated academic books, and only 17,600 students of the 200,000 higher education students in the region have access to the academic resource centre.
An Unique Initiative
Deeply concerned about the hardships of his early years. The initiator, Paul Oviawe, started looking for scholarly solutions to reducing poverty in the Niger Delta region.
A Sustainable Objective
A vast, well-thought and life-changing project in education with an international network of trusted supports.
The ‘Maastricht’ Library
The academic library is named after the city of Maastricht, The Netherlands and houses over 110,000 academic and reference books.
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Help over 200.000 students and academics to redefine their fundamental values and work together towards concrete improvements of lives and environments.